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Home > Tips > 3 Free Ways to Download IMDb Videos - You Wish You Knew Earlier

3 Free Ways to Download IMDb Videos - You Wish You Knew Earlier

You can watch all kinds of movie trailer on IMDb. If you ever want to download IMDb videos, just try one of these three methods. All are free and easy to manage.

Updated Nov 09,2018 | by Cody

IMDb (Internet Movie Database) provides all the information about movies, TV programs, video games, and celebrity content. You can watch all the movie trailers there. Some are really amazing and you may not find it from elsewhere. In that case, you may want to download the IMDb movie trailer for offline viewing.

In this article, I will show you 3 free methods to download IMDb videos on your computer. You do not need to download any paid software to do it. A web browser will just do the trick. 

Method 1: Download Video from IMDb with Chrome Browser

When you are watching a movie trailer from IMDb, you think it is really amazing and you want to download it now. You do not have to prepare anything. You can just download it from where you are. Let me show you how.

Step 1. From the web page you are watching IMDb video, simply press F12 key to open Developer Tools.

Step 2. In the Developer Tools, click on Network tab and click Media.

developer tools

Step 3. Reload this page. You will see a download link of the video playing. If not, you should start playing the video. Just double click on the link to open it in a new tab.

reload IMDb page

Step 4. In the new tab, you can still watch the video. Now, you can click on the Three-Dots button to download this IMDb Movie trailer or right click and select Save Video as.

 download-IMDb video

You can also copy the download link to your Downloader tool to download it. It may seem complicated if you are not familiar with Developer Tools, but if actually try this method, you will love it.

Method 2: Download IMDb Movie Trailer with Free Online Tool

If you do not like the Developer Tools method, then you can try this online web-based tool to download movie trailers from IMDb. There are, actually, many online video downloader out there.

IMDb online-downloader

Most of them, if not all, are free, but some are really annoying because of ads, pop-ups, or redirects. When you use this kind of tools, you need to be really careful. I highly recommend you install an ad block extension on your web browser.

If you do not know of a trusted online video downloader tool, then you can use this IMDb online downloader . You can simply paste the IMDb video URL there to download video. This free online tool allows you to select to video quality and format if available. You can also select to download the audio only (MP3 formatted).

Method 3: Download IMDb Videos from Command Line

I have saved the best tool for the last. The third method allows you to download videos from IMDb and hundreds of other websites for free. You can also specify the file format to download if needed. By default, it will download the video in its best quality.

In order to do that, you will need to install a tool called YouTube-DL . It is an open source software. You can download it from its official website. You can follow the steps below to set it up and start to download media files.

Step 1. After downloading the exe file, move it to the User folder. The default location would be C:\Users\YourName.

Step 2. Press Windows + R key and type “CMD” without quotes. Press Enter to open Command prompt.

Step 3. Type”youtube-dl.exe [the IMDb video link]”and press Enter.

 download IMDb Movie from CMD

That’s it. Then you will see the video is being downloaded. You can see the progress. If you need to download another format or video quality. You can type “youtube-dl.exe -F [video URL]” to see the available formats.

To see all the available parameters of this tool, you can type “youtube-dl.exe --help”. As its name suggested, it can download YouTube Videos. You just type the URL using the format here, the video will be saved in the User folder. Of course, you can also change the default location path to save the downloaded media file.

That’s how you can download IMDb videos. All three methods work great. Now it is your turn. Which of the three methods do you like most? If you have any question regarding download online videos, leave it in the comments section. 


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